Biden Nominates Lauderback as Deputy Chief for ISR, 24 Brigadiers to Two-Stars

President Joe Biden has nominated Maj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback to be promoted to three stars and become Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and cyber effects operations. He also has nominated 24 brigadier generals to become major generals and to remain in their current assignments.

Lauderback now serves as deputy chief of space operations for intelligence. She not only advises Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond and the Department of the Air Force leadership on intelligence, but formulates policy and plans, while also evaluating and overseeing Space Force’s ISR enterprise. In the new position, she would oversee the USAF ISR enterprise, ranging from handheld drones to satellites and the Distributed Common Ground System dissemination enterprise, among other functions.

The 24 Brigadier Generals nominated to two-star rank are, in alphabetical order:

  • Brig Gen. David W. Abba, director of Special Access Programs Central Office, office of the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, Department of Defense
  • Brig. Gen. Charles E. Brown, Jr., serving as chief of staff, headquarters, Air Mobility Command
  • Brig. Gen. Joel L. Carey, deputy chief of staff, Operations, NATO, Headquarters Allied Command
  • Brig. Gen. Julian C. Cheater, commanding general, Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism, U.S. Central Command
  • Brig. Gen. Darren R. Cole, director, logistics, engineering and force protection at HQ, AMC
  • Brig. Gen. Heath A. Collins, program executive officer for weapons, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command
  • Brig. Gen. Douglas S. Coppinger, deputy chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency
  • Brig. Gen. Daniel A. DeVoe, commander, 618th Air Operations Center, AMC
  • Brig. Gen. Steven G. Edwards, Chief of Staff, HQ U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa
  • Brig. Gen. Michael A. Greiner, director, financial management, HQ AFMC
  • Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Jost, deputy director, joint strategic planning, J-5, Joint Staff, Pentagon
  • Brig. Gen. John M. Klein, Jr., inspector general, HQ AMC
  • Brig. Gen. Daniel T. Lasica, director, current operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ USAF
  • Brig. Gen. Benjamin R. Maitre, director, force structure, requirements, resources, and strategic assessments, J-8, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, Air Education and Training Command
  • Brig. Gen. John P. Newberry, program executive officer, bombers, AFLCMC
  • Brig. Gen. Evan L. Pettus, vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command
  • Brig. Gen. Bradley L. Pyburn, director of operations, 16th Air Force and deputy commander, Joint Force Headquarters Cyber, ACC
  • Brig. Gen. Mark B. Pye, director, concepts and strategy, and deputy chief of staff, Air Force Futures, HQ USAF
  • Brig. Gen. David J. Sanford, commander, Defense Logistics Agency—Aviation, DLA
  • Brig. Gen. Jennifer M. Short, deputy director, strategic planning and policy, J-5, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
  • Brig. Gen. David W. Snoddy, deputy director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Brig. Gen. Alice W. Trevino, commander, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, AFMC
  • Brig. Gen. Parker H. Wright, director, intelligence and information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command